Visit the Island of Andros With Your Family
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The Greek island of Andros is an ideal destination if you’re traveling with kids. The beautiful island is home to beaches with surrounding greenery, cultural events, and laid back villages. Andros is the second largest island in the Cyclades group. Known as “the rock” due to its rocky coastline, the island of Andros also boasts waterfalls, springs, castles, and ancient monuments
Your family will have a wonderful time when visiting Andros. Here are some things you can all do while here:
Visit the Beaches
The island of Andros has some excellent beaches that are family friendly and the perfect place to relax or indulge in your love of the water and water sports. St. Peter’s Beach is a large beach that holds the blue flag. The sand and shallow turquoise waters make the beach a lovely environment for families. There is even a beach club and surf school at the beach. The beach club features service, a bar that plays music, chair, a lifeguard on site, and water sports.
The Kolona Beach Club is another family friendly location you’ll want to check out. Located in Batsi, the blue flag beach is smaller, but the perfect place to relax if you want to avoid crowds. You will find drinks and snacks available. Other family friendly beaches in Andros include: Fellos, Agia Marina, Ahla, and Agia Kyprianos.
Play at the Playground
If you have younger children, you’ll know that playgrounds are a great place for them to run off their energy. When you first arrive at the port of Gavrio in Andros, your kids (and you!) will be thankful for the playground that is found just a few minutes walk away. Also nearby are taverns, restaurants, toy stores, and candy stores. The playground is located in a square that has trees and sand. There is also a café, so you can sit and relax with a drink and watch the kids playing.
Visit the Springs
While young children might not yet appreciate the history and the natural springs found in Mesaria and Menites, they will get a kick out of the fountains shaped like lion heads. The Springs of Dionysus in Menites Village is a spot your family should definitely stop to see. The lion head statues have mineral water flowing from them. It is said this water has therapeutic properties. During antiquity this water would be used only for rituals and not general use. If your family enjoys hiking, you’ll find the area is perfect for that activity as well.
If your children are old enough to hike, this is something you’ll enjoy doing when visiting the island of Andros. The island has many great trails, which are well-organized. There is a network of over 300 km of footpaths that extend all over the island. There is a 100 km route called the Andros Route, which has been certified by the European Ramblers Association for being a quality trail. The island of Andros is the first and only island in Europe to hold this certification.
The island of Andros is perfect for families as there is something for everyone.
This post was written by GreekBoston.com